<The Apothecary's notes are scribbled in a cramped hand, with complex alchemic formulas interspersed among childlike doodles of skulls and lightning bolts. Squinting, you can make out parts of a recent passage:>...most magnificent corruption, embedding itself deep within living tissue. Extremely contagious when <several words are smudged> via food chain. Today's tests confirm it is only partially biological in origin. Foulhoof, my <illegible> companion, preoccupied with vengeance and blind to the more 'constructive' applications of his <a greenish ichor stains the remainder of the paragraph.> Research progresses slowly. Hope my companions at Althalaxx fare better.